Friday, 20 May 2011

It's good to be Back


I have not long returned form a beautiful wedding in Sorrento, Italy and I thought I would share with you my yarn adventures. Before I left for Italy I had been scouring the Internet to find out if there was a wool shop in Sorrento but I couldn't find one anywhere. When I arrived I asked our tour guide but they weren't aware of any but thankfully a sharpe eyed member of the family spotted some balls of yarn in a shop window.
It belonged to this place:

And here is the address for you:
175 Corso Italia

Its on the main street running through Sorrento just down form the main square. They don't have a huge selection of yarn but they do have some unusual fancy yarns and some lovely merino yarn in baby colours. I picked up some merino for myself and made a lovely stole.

In other crochet news:
I have been exploring the world of Tunisian crochet and I feel it may make my kniting needles redundant. It's very addictive and faster that knitting. Though I can't seem to get the hang of doing it in the round just yet.

If you have been following me on Twitter (@MaggieVassie) you would have heard about the continuing saga of the boyfriend blanket. Well it is now complete and looking awesome. Shaun was very happy.
This was done by taking a small cross stitch pattern and making a granny square for every stitch of the pattern. I'm so pleased with the way it has turned out but it does now mean that the sofa is drowning in blankets.
Now that I have that project out of the way I am thinking of making the preppy jacket from the Happy Hooker for myself before the Christmas crafting begins.


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